The Facer Festival would not be the same without its wide variety of vendors and exhibitors.  We are always looking for new vendors and exhibitors that can bring another taste, flavor or product to our already great group of vendors and exhibitors.  If you are interested in becoming a vendor or exhibitor at the Facer Festival, please contact us today at

Vendor Package 2019 available for download:

Services and Supplies:

Tents are NOT available through the Festival, they are the responsibility of the Vendor/Exhibitor and the tent and the installation of the tent must comply with all applicable City of St Catharines Building Codes and St. Catharines Fire Services regulations.

Water hook-ups are NOT available at the Festival.  If you require water service to comply with the Niagara Region Public Health Department regulations regarding the preparation and serving of food, please make the necessary arrangements on your own.

Telephone hook-ups are not available at the Festival.

Note:  Supplies will be delivered to each vendor/exhibitor location, by the supplier, as per their order.  It is the responsibility of the vendor/exhibitor to set-up and dismantle any rented equipment.

Road Closure:

8:00 a.m. Monday, August 5, 2019 until 11 p.m. Monday August 5, 2019.

    Facer Street from the east side of Currie Street to the west side of Cosby Avenue will be closed.
    Elberta Street, Concord Avenue, St. George Street, Sherbourne Street, will be closed at the south side of Facer Street.
    Concord Avenue, Ormonde Avenue, Augusta Avenue will be closed at the north side of Facer Street.

Along the south side of Facer Street from Currie Street to Cosby Avenue there will be an emergency access allowance of four meters.  This area is to be used in the event of an emergency.  Set-up of any kind in this area is prohibited.

All vehicles must be removed from all closed roads and Facer Street parking spaces by 11:30 am on Monday, August 5, 2019.

Notification of these closures will be advertised in the local papers.  Hand delivered notices will also be distributed to area residents.  City Bylaws require that space be maintained and kept clear and unobstructed for the use of pedestrians.  This may be the sidewalk, or adjacent road allowance.  You may not use both!!

Portable Washrooms and Hand Washers:

There will be washroom stations, which include portable washrooms and a hand-washing unit, at select locations throughout the festival.

Police & Security:

Niagara Region Police Services (Special Events) will be responsible for maintaining road closure, and policing responsibilities.  The Facer District Merchants & Residents Association has retained a private

Security Company to oversee general security and offer assistance in other matters.  They will remain on site throughout the entire festival.

Rest Areas:

Family friendly seating areas will be available at several locations within the festival.  The Facer District Merchants & Residents Association also provides a number of benches along the Facer Street corridor.


There will be multiple stages operating during this year’s festival:

    The Main Stage [located at the Canadian Polish Society on Facer Street between Currie Street and Concord Avenue].
    The European Stage [located at Your Deli on Facer Street just east of Currie Street
    The Polka Stage [located at St. Joseph Bakery on Facer Street between Concord Avenue and Ormonde Avenue].
    The Italian Cultural Entertainment Area [located at Roberto’s Pizza Passion on the corner of Facer Street and Currie Street].

These stages will feature live entertainment. 

Health Inspection Guidelines:

Prior to the Festival, you will be required to complete an application form which will be used by the Health Department to review requirements for food service during the event.  Closer to the event, we will hold a mandatory meeting for all food vendors to attend to ensure compliance with Health Guidelines.

This meeting is mandatory for all vendors serving food during the festival.  There will be NO EXCEPTIONS!!  Niagara Regional Health Officials will be attending the Festival and be conducting inspections of every food vendor.


Every Vendor/Exhibitor will be issued a special numbered License from The Facer District Merchants & Residents Association.  It is an indication that you have met all of the Association’s guidelines and Vendor/Exhibitor licensing requirements.  It will allow you to enter the site to set-up and it must be displayed and visible at all times during Event hours.  Obtaining a City of St. Catharines Vendor license is the responsibility of the vendor/exhibitor.

By-Law Enforcement officers will be in attendance and you will be asked to show your special permit.


The FDMRA will not allow you to participate without proper licensing and without a permit.




Garbage will be collected on a regular basis from the bins placed along the street.  All garbage will be picked up after the Festival and the streets will be cleaned, before commencement of business the following day.  Please provide additional garbage bins during the Festival for your own garbage. The Facer Festival is proud to set the standard of excellence for waste diversion amongst Niagara Region festivals.  With your co-operation, we believe we can set the bar even higher in 2018!

Set-up and break-down:

Roads will be closed to traffic on Monday, August 5, 2019, by 8:00 a.m.  Once the barricades are in place you may begin setting up.  You will be required to show your permit upon entry.  Vehicles will be permitted on-site for the purpose of load-in from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  All vehicles will need to vacate the event site by 11:30 a.m.  Upon arrival to the festival, you must check-in at the Festival operations tent where you will receive your permit and delivery pass.  Following the end of the Festival, you must remove all personal equipment and garbage etc. from the street before 11:00 p.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019.  Failure to comply with “Tear down policy” will result in financial penalties to the participant.

Break-down shall take place no earlier than 9:00 p.m.


Every participant is required to provide insurance coverage for the Festival.  Please ensure that you are covered under an “auxiliary space rider” special category (inquire with your insurance provider).  While the Facer District Merchants & Residents Association has purchased Festival Insurance, every participant must be covered for incidents involving their own display/business. Outside participants must provide proof of insurance (minimum of Five Million Dollars ($5,000,000.00) liability) and list The Facer District Merchants & Residents Association, Facer Festival, and The Corporation of the City of St. Catharines, Niagara Regional Police Services (All Inclusive, Board, Chief, Officers, Niagara Region), as an additional insured on their policy.

Power and Generators:

All generators must be small, quiet and recently inspected and/or serviced to reduce fuel exhaust fumes.  All generators must have proper inspections and be in good working condition, they must be placed in an unobstructed area.  They must be vented to the outside and a fire extinguisher must be on hand in case of fire.  The Facer District Merchants & Residents Association and/or the City of St. Catharines maintain the right to remove any generators that do not meet the necessary standards or is deemed too loud.

What is allowed at the festival?

    NO Aerosol Products/Aerosol Cans
    NO Air Horns
    NO Bicycles, Skates, Scooters or Skateboards
    NO Coolers
    NO Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia
    NO Fireworks, Explosives or Road Flares
    NO Glass or Metal Water Containers
    NO Glow Sticks or LED Gloves
    NO Guns, Ammunition or Tasers
    NO Hula Hoops
    NO Hoverboards or Segway’s
    NO Instruments
    NO Kites or Sky Lanterns
    NO Knives, Weapons or Sharp Objects
    NO Laser Pointers
    NO Massagers
    NO Outside Food or Beverage
    NO Other Animals
    NO Pepper Spray or Mace
    NO Remote-Control Aircraft, Cars or Toys
    NO Selfie Sticks, Tripods or Narcissists
    NO Sharpies, Markers or Paint Pens
    NO Stuffed Animals
    NO Samples, Giveaways or Promotional Items
    NO Tents or Sleeping Bags
    NO Toy Guns, Water Guns or Sling Shots

    YES, Baby Blankets
    YES, Baby Strollers
    YES Backpacks (Medium)
    YES, Bota Bags (Empty)
    YES Cameras
    YES, Chapstick and Lip Balm
    YES, Cigarettes and Lighters
    YES, Dancing Shoes
    YES, Ear Plugs
    YES Enjoyment
    YES, Eye Drops
    YES, Fanny Packs and Hip Bags
    YES, Go Pros
    YES Gum
    YES, Hand Sanitizer and Baby Wipes
    YES Hats
    YES, Lawn Chairs
    YES Makeup
    YES, Mobile Phones
    YES Parasols
    YES, Pets on a leash
    YES, Purses and Handbags
    YES Smiles
    YES, Small Blankets & Towels
    YES Sunblock (Non-Aerosol)
    YES Sunglasses
    YES Umbrellas
    YES, Video Cameras
    YES, Walkie Talkies